Friday, June 13, 2008

Supreme Court Sides with Enemy Combatants

In what may be the worst decision in recent memory, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay may challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts. The court ruled 5-4 that the government is violating the constitutional rights of prisoners.

At least one Republican vows to try to overturn it. Lindsay Graham calls the ruling, "irresponsible and outrageous."

Graham was too easy on the Court; the decision is outright stupid.

Can you imagine German, Italian or Japanese prisoners of war being given this unprecedented access to the civilian justice system? In those days, if you were fortunate enough to be captured instead of killed, you waited until the end of the conflict to learn your fate. Today, five Justices seem to think it is cruel and unusual punishment to treat the enemy like the enemy.

Enemies of the United States who are not citizens of the United States have no Constitutional rights, and combatants in the terror war are not eligible for protection under the Geneva Conventions.

Tim Russert Dead at 58

NBC's Tim Russert died of an apparent heart attack Friday afternoon at the network's Washington newsroom. That’s a shame. Russert, a Democrat and a moderate liberal, was about as fair and objective a reporter as any these days, and more importantly, was a nice and decent guy with a firm set of values.

Everyone Will Agree with This

Love her or hate her, Ann Coulter certainly does offer “interesting” opinions. Here’s a piece of her latest column guaranteed to raise an eyebrow:

I generally don't write columns about the manifestly obvious, but, yes, the man responsible for keeping Americans safe from another terrorist attack on American soil for nearly seven years now will go down in history as one of America's greatest presidents.

Produce one person who believed, on Sept. 12, 2001, that there would not be another attack for seven years, and I'll consider downgrading Bush from "Great" to "Really Good."

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